gussy up

verb
gus·​sy up | \ ˈgə-sē-ˈəp How to pronounce gussy up (audio) \
gussied up; gussying up; gussies up

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Examples of gussy up in a Sentence

gone are the days when the high school prom was held in the gym, which had been gussied up for the occasion

First Known Use of gussy up

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gussy up

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“Gussy up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gussied%20up. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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